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HOME OF THE HOKIES As a member of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference, Virginia Tech boasts a beautiful campus and outstanding facilities, making it a great place to compete in NCAA tennis.

VIRGINIA TECH 2009-2010 WOMEN’S TENNIS Quick Facts Location: Blacksburg, Va. Enrollment: 30,000 Colors: Chicago maroon & burnt orange Nickname: Hokies Conference: Atlantic Coast Facility: Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center President: Dr. Charles Steger Director of Athletics: Jim Weaver

Women’s Tennis Information Head Coach: Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods (Wake Forest, ‘96) Assistant Coach: Nick Mueller (Wisconsin-Oshkosh, ‘02) Office Phone: (540) 231-9971 Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center: (540) 231-5908 Tennis Fax: (540) 231-2002 2008-09 Dual Match Record: 13-11 2008-09 ACC Record: 3-8, 8th Returning/Lost: 6/3 Final 2008-09 National Ranking: 54 Newcomers: 3

Athletics Communications Directory Assistant A.D for Athletics Communications: Dave Smith Associate Directors, Athletics Communications: Bill Dyer, Torye Hurst, Bryan Johnston Assistant Director, Athletics Communications: Matt Kovatch Interns: Kevin Hunt, Sarah Hurd, Rachel Perreault Associate Director (Tennis Contact): Torye Hurst Athletics Communications Phone: (540) 231-6726 Athletics Communications Fax: (540) 231-6984 Hurst’s Office Phone: (540) 231-8823 Hurst’s Cell Phone: (540) 998-5907 Hurst’s E-mail: [email protected]

Credits The 2009-2010 Virginia Tech Women’s Tennis Media Guide was written by associate director Torye Hurst and edited by Hurst and interns Kevin Hunt, Sarah Hurd and Rachel Perrault. Layout and design by graphic designer Allison Jarnagin. Photos supplied by photography coordinator and designer Dave Knachel. Printing was by Southern Printing Co., of Blacksburg, Va. Special thanks to head coach Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods and assistant coach Nick Mueller for their assistance with this publication.

2009-2010 SCHEDULE Sept. 11-13 Oct. 2-4 22-26 Oct. 30-2 Nov. 6-8 Jan. 27 29-30 29 30 Feb. 6 7 13 20 26 Mar. 5 7 13 20 21 26 28 Apr. 2 3 10 11 17 18 22-25 May 14-15 May 20-31

at Tribe Invitational (Williamsburg, Va.) Hokie Fall Invitational Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional The Landings Invitational (Savannah, Ga.) Kitty Harrison Invitational (Chapel Hill, N.C.) Elon 6 p.m. ITA National Indoor 1st- and 2nd Rd., Athens, Ga. at Georgia 2 p.m. vs. Georgia State/William & Mary 9 a.m. East Tennessee State Noon Tennessee Noon Liberty 5 p.m. at Marshall Noon Virginia Commonwealth 11 a.m. Davidson 4 p.m. at Maryland* 11 a.m. Louisville 5 p.m. South Alabama Noon at Richmond 1 p.m. Boston College* Noon Virginia* 2 p.m. at Miami* 4 p.m. at Florida State* Noon Duke* 2 p.m. North Carolina* 1 p.m. at NC State* 1 p.m. at Wake Forest* Noon Clemson* Noon Georgia Tech* Noon at ACC Championships (Cary, N.C.) TBA NCAA 1st- and 2nd Round (at campus sites) TBA NCAA Finals (Athens, Ga.) All Day

Home matches in bold; *ACC matches

TABLE OF CONTENTS Virginia Tech Tennis...............................................................2-3 2009-2010 Roster.................................................................... 4 2009-2010 Outlook................................................................4-5 This Is Virginia Tech...............................................................6-7 Campus Landmarks.................................................................8-9 A Success Story......................................................................10 Student Athlete Academic Support Services.................................11 Student Life...........................................................................12 Sports Medicine......................................................................13 Strength & Conditioning..........................................................14 Sports Nutrition, Sport Psychology............................................15 Athletics Facilities............................................................. 16-17 Head Coach Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods........................................18 Assistant Coach Nick Mueller/Administration...............................19 Player Profiles................................................................... 20-28 2008-09 Season in Review........................................................29 Hokie Tennis History...............................................................30 The Record Book.....................................................................31 Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center................................................32

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2009-2010 OUTLOOK Holly Johnson

2009-2010 ROSTER Name Year Ht. RH/LH Hometown (High School) Shannon Betts So. 5-6 RH Newnan, Ga. (Newnan HS) Martha Blakely So. 5-8 RH Reading, Pa. (Wyomissing HS) Katie Blow So. 5-9 RH Richmond, Va. (Godwin HS) Megan Conley Fr. 5-2 RH Knoxville, Tenn. (The Webb School) Yasmin Hamza Jr. 5-8 LH Cairo, Egypt (German Anglican Secondary School) Holly Johnson Jr. 5-6 RH Tallahassee, Fla. (Leon HS) Emily Lauten Fr. 5-5 RH Marietta, Ga. (George Walton HS) Christin Newman Fr. 5-5 RH Greensboro, N.C. (Page HS) Courtney Rauscher So. 5-4 RH Evans, Ga. (Keystone National HS) Head Coach: Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods (Wake Forest, 1996) Assistant Coach: Nick Mueller (Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2002)

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Normally when a team is void of any seniors on the roster entering the season, optimistic would not be the first word to come to mind when describing the outlook for the upcoming schedule. However, bolstered by four sophomores who had outstanding inaugural collegiate seasons, two very promising freshmen and two juniors to provide leadership, optimism is running high at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis season. Tech concluded last season with a 13-11 record and a No. 54 national ranking after being ranked as high as No. 37 during the year. The team received a 2010 preseason No. 54 national ranking. The Hokies participated in five tournaments during the fall individual season in preparation for the spring dual match schedule. Seven singles players and three doubles teams participated in the Wilson/ITA East Regional hosted by Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Freshman Christin Newman displayed her promise of things to come by advancing to the quarterfinals of the event. The Tech duo of sophomore Shannon Betts and Newman made a great run in the tournament, winning two qualifying matches and advancing to the doubles quarterfinals before being eliminated. In other fall results, Newman upset the seed in Flight B of the William & Mary Invitational in her collegiate debut and went on to win the title. Martha Blakely and Holly Johnson advanced to the Flight A doubles finals at the Hokie Fall Invitational as did Betts and Courtney Rauscher in Flight B. “Our team competed in a very tough fall schedule this year in order to prepare for a challenging spring season,” said seventh-year women’s head coach Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods. “It was great for us to see some of the good things we are doing as a team and to also learn what we need to work on for the dual matches. I was impressed with some of our individual results and I am looking for the team to carry over their match experiences into the spring.” Yasmin Hamza (Jr., Cairo, Egypt), ranked No. 20 in the East Region, has been a staple near the top of the Tech lineup during her first two years. Hamza recorded six singles and four doubles victories in the fall and advanced to the Flight A doubles semifinals at the Hokie Fall Invitational. “Yasmin is a very positive individual who brings a smile to each practice,” said Zawacki-Woods. “She has played most of her matches at the top of our lineup and understands what it takes to win in the ACC.” Holly Johnson (Jr., Tallahassee, Fla.) saw limited action in the fall due to injury but did advance to the doubles quarterfinals at the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional. Johnson, who led the team with 24 doubles victories last season, also advanced to the double finals of the Hokie Fall Invitational. “Holly is a great role model for her younger teammates to follow,” said Zawacki-Woods. “She cares a lot about the success of the team and will play a large role in helping us to achieve the goals

we have set for the season. We have a young squad this year and our juniors will be the ones we will be looking to for peer leadership.” Shannon Betts (So., Newnan, Ga.) gained valuable experience in the fall while recording eight singles and nine doubles victories. Betts advanced through the doubles qualifying all the way into the quarterfinals at the Wilson/ÎTA Atlantic Regional. She was also a doubles finalist at the Hokie Fall Invitational. “Shannon has the potential to compete at a very high level of college tennis,” said ZawackiWoods. “With continued hard work, she can really make an impact in both singles and doubles.” Martha Blakely (So., Reading, Pa.), ranked No. 96 entering the spring season and No. 18 in the East Region, had an outstanding freshman season with 25 singles and 22 doubles victories and was selected as the team’s Rookie of the Year for her efforts. Blakely advanced to the doubles quarterfinals at the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional and was a Flight A doubles finalist at the Hokie Fall Invitational. She was named to the 2009 ACC Women’s Tennis All-Academic team and this fall was one of 60 national winners of the Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar Award. “We definitely have high expectations for Martha who had a great start to her college career last year as a freshman,” said Zawacki-Woods. “Martha can use a wide variety of shots and has a tremendous will to win. She has done a great job in the classroom and we look forward to Martha having even greater success this year.” Katie Blow (So., Richmond, Va.) was a pleasant surprise last season, posting a 17-3 singles record along with 10 doubles victories. Blow will be looked upon to provide depth in both singles and doubles this season. “Katie brings so much to our program with her work ethic and attitude,” said Zawacki-Woods. “She is one of our best athletes and her game

continues to get better and better each day.” Courtney Rauscher (So., Evans, Ga.) was solid at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions last year en route to 25 singles wins, which tied for the team lead. Rauscher was slowed in the fall due to injury but still managed a 6-1 doubles record. “Courtney was another sophomore who found much success as a freshman,” said ZawackiWoods. “She won a number of matches for us last spring and I am hoping we can keep her healthy in order for her to continue to show how good she really is in both singles and doubles. “Our sophomore class is a very talented group and have thus far lived up to their No. 11 ranking nationally among 2008 recruiting classes.” A talented group of freshmen are led by Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.), ranked No. 7 in the East Region, had an excellent fall season. Newman won 10 singles and 10 doubles matches and advanced to both the singles and doubles quarterfinals at the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional. “Christin is a very determined person both on and off the court,” said Zawacki-Woods. “She had a very successful fall season and we are looking for her to continue her great match play and enthusiasm this spring.” Emily Lauten (Fr., Atlanta, Ga.) led the team with 13 victories in the fall season. Lauten advanced through singles qualifying to the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional. “Emily has a great baseline game and her results continue to get better the more she plays,” said Zawacki-Woods. “I really believe her tennis game can take off this spring.” Megan Conley (Fr., Knoxville, Tenn.) saw action in only one fall tournament due to injury. Conley led her high school team to the state title in 2005 as a freshman and to the finals in both 2006 and 2009. “Megan has struggled with injuries for most of the fall, so the key to her success is to get her

healthy and back on the court this spring,” said Zawacki-Woods. “The freshmen are making a good adjustment to college life and I am anxious to see how they perform in the dual match season.” The Hokies will face another tough spring schedule, featuring 14 teams that were ranked at the end of last season. In fact, eight of the Hokies’ 11 ACC opponents concluded last season in the national rankings, with three (No. 1 Duke, No. 7 Miami and No. 8 Georgia Tech) finishing in the top ten. The Hokies will also face 2009 top 10 opponents, Georgia (No. 3) and Tennessee (No. 10). The dual-match schedule opens on Jan. 27 with a home match against Elon. Tech will travel to Athens, Ga., for the first- and second rounds of the ITA National Indoor, Jan. 30-31. The February schedule includes home matches against Tennessee and Liberty, followed by a road contest at Marshall. Tech will host a doubleheader versus Virginia Commonwealth and Davidson before rounding out the month with the ACC opener at Maryland. The March schedule features home contests against Louisville, South Alabama, Boston College and Virginia, with road matches at Richmond, Miami and Florida State. The regular season concludes in April with home matches versus Duke, North Carolina, Clemson and Georgia Tech and road contests at NC State and Wake Forest. The ACC Championships will be held in Cary, N.C., (Apr. 22-25) prior to the NCAA Championships. “Our spring season will definitely allow us to face some great challenges both within and outside the ACC,” said Zawacki-Woods. “We are looking forward to hosting many good nationallyranked programs and also to participate in the ITA Kickoff Weekend in January at Georgia. Our schedule will continue to help our program and individuals reach the goals we set earlier this year and I am excited to get started.”

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THIS IS VIRGINIA TECH Beginning in 1872 with 132 students and two programs of study, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, has evolved into a comprehensive university of national and international prominence. With about 27,500 students in Blacksburg and about 2,500 other students statewide, the university produces world-class scholarship in a challenging academic environment. University tradition is firmly rooted in its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and its historic land-grant mission is brought to life through learning, discovery and engagement.

Learning Virginia Tech’s challenging academic standards attract high-achieving students. Nine colleges (Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Natural Resources, Pamplin Business, Science, The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine) and Graduate School offer more degree programs – approximately 200 – than any other university in the state. More than 85 percent of departments offer e-learning courses, which have attracted more than 100,000 enrollments since 1998. During this time, more than 700 different faculty members have offered more than 3,500 different courses.

Discovery The university’s groundbreaking research transforms lives and communities. With annual research expenditures of nearly $373 million, Virginia Tech ranks 42nd among research universities in the United States. The university, which has more than 100 research centers, also consistently ranks among the top institutions in industry-supported research and near the top 10 in the number of patents issued each year. The university’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty and motivated students are involved in more than 3,500 research projects in fields ranging from biotechnology to materials, from the environment and energy to food and human health and from transportation to computing information.

Engagement As part of Virginia Tech’s outreach mission and in adherence to its motto, the university serves and engages the citizens of the commonwealth, the nation, and the world. Virginia Tech is involved in a multitude of economic and community development projects. These efforts focus on education and the dissemination of knowledge to the global society in which we live. Professionals, organizations and communities tap Virginia Tech’s vast resources, expertise,

Beautiful Burruss Hall, located at the center of the Drillfield, houses the university’s administration offices as well as undergraduate admissions. Like most buildings on the Virginia Tech campus Burruss is made of Hokie Stone, a limestone found in the local area.

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and research results through hundreds of continuing and professional education programs and five campus centers located throughout the commonwealth. Virginia Tech has a long history of providing innovative distance-learning techniques to meet the various needs of working adults and other nontraditional students. The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center on campus and The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, both owned by Virginia Tech, support the university’s outreach mission by working with faculty to plan and host conferences and continuing education and professional programs. Virginia Tech manages more than $40 million in funded economic development projects in 44 countries and encourages faculty members to develop global course content and study abroad opportunities for students. In 2007-08, more than 2,150 students from more than 100 foreign countries studied at Tech, while more than 1,000 Virginia Tech students studied abroad. Virginia Cooperative Extension, operated jointly by Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, has been helping people improve their economic, cultural and social well being for nearly a century. With 107 city/county offices, tens of thousands of volunteers, and programs across the state, Extension reaches and teaches millions of Virginians annually.

Principles of Community

War Memorial Chapel overlooks the Drillfield in the center of campus.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. Learning from the experiences that shape Virginia Tech as an institution, we acknowledge those aspects of our legacy that reflected bias and exclusion. Therefore, we adopt and practice the following principles as fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members: * We affirm the inherent dignity and value of every person and strive to maintain a climate for work and learning based on mutual respect and understanding. * We affirm the right of each person to express thoughts and opinions freely. We encourage open expression within a climate of civility, sensitivity, and mutual respect. * We affirm the value of human diversity because it enriches our lives and the University. We acknowledge and respect our differences while affirming our common humanity. * We reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. We take individual and collective responsibility for helping to eliminate bias and discrimination and for increasing our own understanding of these issues through education, training, and interaction with others. * We pledge our collective commitment to these principles in the spirit of the Virginia Tech motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

TECH AT A GLANCE • Located in Blacksburg, Virginia • Nine colleges and Graduate School • 60 bachelor’s degree programs • Approximately 140 master’s and doctoral degree programs • About 30,000 students, most full-time • 16:1 student-faculty ratio • Main campus includes more than 125 buildings, 2,600 acres and an airport • Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access • Ranks 42nd in university research expenditures in the United States • Has adjacent Corporate Research Center • Medical school located in Roanoke, Virginia

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CAMPUS LANDMARKS

Torgersen Hall, home to Virginia Tech’s Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center, provides a high-tech environment in which researchers, teachers and students can interact in innovative and effective ways. The building includes high-tech auditoriums, observational booths for watching and taping experimental teaching techniques, the CAVE – Tech’s sophisticated virtual reality environment for advanced research and learning, and an electronic reading room occupying the arch that spans Alumni Mall.

The Duck Pond provides a peaceful respite for students, faculty, staff and visitors – as well as for flocks of ducks and geese. The pond was created in 1937. A smaller pond, just north of the Duck Pond, is known as the Ice Pond – so called because it was the source of ice for the campus until a refrigeration plant opened in 1898-99.

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The focus of student campus activity and the hub of much of the performing and visual arts at the university, Squires Student Center contains theatres, the Perspective Art Gallery, the Black Cultural Center, pool tables, bowling lanes, restaurants, ballrooms and administrative offices for many student organizations. The original student center, built in 1937, has undergone several major renovations, but the facade of the original building is visible in the second-floor lobby area.

Col. William B. Preston established the Smithfield estate – named for his wife, Susanna Smith – in 1772 after an earlier settlement known as Draper’s Meadow was wiped out in an Indian massacre. The oldest part of the existing house was built in 1790. A state historic landmark, Smithfield is open for tours April through November. Call (540) 951-2060 for details.

Constructed in 1902, The Grove serves as the residence for Virginia Tech presidents and their families. Today, besides fulfilling its original function, it also is the guest residence for visiting dignitaries and serves as a reception facility.

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A SUCCESS STORY The Hokies have seen their success and visibility grow immensely over the past few years. For the ever-growing legion of Tech fans, the most exciting part is that the future looks even brighter. On July 1, 2004, Virginia Tech officially became a member of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference - a move that has already helped the Hokie athletics program grow even stronger. Tech competes at the Division I level of the NCAA, and with a total of 21 varsity sports, 11 for men and 10 for women, Virginia Tech provides generous opportunities for athletes (and fans) to get in the Hokie huddle. Tech’s nationally known football team has had unprecedented success over the past decade. The Hokies have played in 17 consecutive bowl games. In 2009, Tech won 10 games for the sixth consecutive season including the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta over the Tennessee Volunteers. The Hokies have won the ACC Championship three times, including back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008 – after taking the title in 2004, its inaugural season in the league. The football program finished 2008 with 10 wins for the fifth straight season. The Hokies also won BIG EAST Championships in 1995, 1996 and 1999, and played for the National Championship in the 2000 Nokia Sugar Bowl. The women’s basketball team has advanced to the postseason 12 times in the past 16 years. The men’s basketball team competed in the NCAA tournament in 2007 and in NIT three times in the past five years advancing to the 2008 NIT quarterfinals. The women’s track team captured the ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2007 and 2008, while the men’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season for the third straight year. In the fall of 2007, the men’s soccer program had its most successful season ever by advancing to the NCAA College Cup. The softball team advanced to the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive season and made its firstever appearance at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla., led by National Player of the year, Angela Tincher. Additionally, the softball squad won both the 2007 ACC regular season and tournament titles, and also captured the 2008 tournament crown. The women’s soccer team reached the postseason for the first time in its history during 2004 and earned the ACC sportsmanship award in 2005. The Hokies have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in both 2008 and 2009. In 2001, the Hokie golf team won a nation’s best six tournaments, including the BIG EAST Golf Championship, and went on to record an eighth-place finish at the 2001 NCAA Golf Championship. In 2007, the Hokies tied for the

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ACC tournament title and last year advanced to the NCAA Regionals once again as senior standout Drew Weaver was named First Team All-Conference. The wrestling program had its share of inspiring victories, knocking off nationally ranked opponents, including No. 17 Michigan in Ann Arbor and No. 6 Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant. It sent a school-record eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and finished 15th in the country as a dual meet team. Many individuals within the athletic programs have also participated in NCAA postseason competition in recent years, including Hokies from wrestling, tennis, swimming, golf, cross country and track & field. Cross country runner, Tasmin Fanning, earned All-America honors for the second straight year in 2008, claiming third place in the nation’s biggest race and earning the highest finish for a Tech runner in program history. In 2005, Spyridon Jullien won NCAA titles in the indoor weight throw and the outdoor hammer throw, bringing the school its firstever NCAA Championships in any sport. During Jullien’s senior year, he again won the weight throw during the indoor season and captured the hammer throw title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. To follow up, Marcel Lomnicky took home a national title in the hammer throw event at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a throw of 235 feet, 6 inches. He also won two ACC titles and an NCAA East Regional crown and earned All-America honors in the weight throw event at the NCAA indoor championship meet. Some other 2009 track and field accomplishments, Queen Harrison, who participated in the 2008 Olympic Games, was named the ACC Women’s Performer of the Year after winning ACC crowns in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles at the outdoor conference meet. Will Mulherin and Abby Schaffer both captured ACC Freshman of the Year awards, as Mulherin took gold in the 5,000-meters at the outdoor championships while Schaffer won the women’s pole vault title at the indoor championships with a clearance of 13-05.25, the 15th-best height in the nation. Men’s swimmer, Kaan Tayla, was the 2008 ACC champion in the men’s 50- and 100-freestyle, was named to the Turkish Olympic Swimming and Diving team and competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Tayla was the 2007 Turkish National Champion in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events. Prior to joining the ACC, Virginia Tech was a charter member of the BIG EAST Football Conference since 1991, and a member of the BIG EAST in all other sports except wrestling from 2001 to 2004.

Marcel Lomnicky earned a national title in the hammer throw and All-America honors in the weight throw during the 2008-09 season.

The women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Tournament the last two year. The Tech football team defeated Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A bowl in 2009.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT Virginia Tech’s women’s tennis program has not only taken its performance to a new level on the court, but in the classroom as well. The women’s tennis program has been an integral part of the athletics department’s academic success. The team received the 2009 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team honor. Additionally, Inga Beermann, Jessica Brouwer and Martha Blakely were named ITA Scholar-Athletes. Whether in the classroom or on the court, expectations placed on Virginia Tech studentathletes remain consistently high year after year. In collaboration with the Tech Athletics Department, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) works tirelessly to help Hokie studentathletes achieve their full potential, both on and off the court. Services available include tutors, study assistance, computer and technology aid as well as individual skill development programs. In addition, SAASS integrates its services with those of the Virginia Tech community, assisting students in arranging appointments with various

University departments, such as their academic advisors, the Registrar, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, dean’s offices, Career Services, Cook Counseling Center, Cranwell International Center and the Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence. The department is committed to providing a comprehensive academic and personal development program for student-athletes, offering academic counseling in combination with university academic advising to ensure students receive a complete system of support. Each team at Virginia Tech is assigned an academic counselor to coordinate individualized support efforts for every team member. Together, SAASS department members assist approximately 500 student-athletes in all areas of academic assistance, from freshman orientation to course selection to career counseling and planning. In addition, student-athletes have access to the department’s spacious facilities, located in the West Side of Lane Stadium. Opened during the 2006-07 academic year, the SAASS suite,

located in the Quillen Family Academic Center, features 18 private tutor rooms, a state-of-the art classroom, a 36-station computer lab with printer access, a conference room, three quiet areas for reading and studying and a reference library. The office is available between classes, after practice and in the evenings, while hours of operation are flexible and may be tailored to maximize the student-athlete’s limited time. The collection of SAASS programs housed in Lane Stadium guarantees that all student-athletes, regardless of their personal backgrounds, talents and interests, achieve success during their time at Virginia Tech. The SAASS office is comprised of a team of nine full-time professionals. Michael Swanhart is in his second year with the Hokies after coming to Tech from Florida Atlantic. Swanhart completed his master’s degree at Barry University and currently works with the Hokie men’s and women’s tennis teams as well as men’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and softball teams.

Student Athlete Academic Support Services assistant director Michael Swanhart works with women’s tennis student-athletes in his office in Lane Stadium.

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SPORTS MEDICINE The Sports Medicine Department at Virginia Tech is constantly evolving to incorporate new ideas utilizing state-of-the-art resources for the betterment of all Hokie student-athletes. Under the leadership of Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Training Mike Goforth, the department is constantly improving and developing new strategies to provide the most current and comprehensive care. Their team of certified athletic trainers, orthopaedic surgeons, Board Certified primary care physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, massage therapists and orthotists are available on site to manage the health care needs of Tech athletes. The staff continually looks for ways to enhance the services provided for their athletes as evidenced by their participation in local and national projects pertaining to related topics such as concussion management, prevention of antibiotic resistant types of staph infection (MRSA), high ankle sprains and collegiate health care management strategies. Tech is entering its ninth full year in the 4,300-square-foot Eddie Ferrell Memorial Training Room, which consolidated the training rooms that existed in the Merryman Center and Cassell Coliseum. The facility gives the training staff a Courtney Rauscher gets assistance from graduate assistant trainer Meaghan Murphy in the Eddie Ferrell Memorial Training Room in the Jamerson Athletics Center,

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centralized area to care for the needs of all Virginia Tech student-athletes. There is top-of-the-line equipment and a unique style of architecture, developed by Glenn Reynolds, AIA and Larry Perry as the consulting engineer. The Ferrell Training Room nearly doubled the size of the former Merryman Center facility. Tech now has more than 10,000 square feet dedicated to sports medicine, placing in the top five percent nationally. The $10 million Merryman Center includes 2,400 square feet of medical space and a physician’s suite. The suite is equipped with a new state-of-the-art X-ray system, a fluoroscopy unit and a minor procedure room. The training room also has offices for the staff, dozens of training tables, two cold tubs, whirlpools, an underwater treadmill, a Biodex System 3 and various other pieces of rehabilitation equipment and treatment modalities. “If our strength and conditioning is so important, and it is, then we owe it to our athletes to provide them with the necessary resources to keep them actively participating,” Goforth said. “We basically adopt the attitude that in the fall, our mission is to keep them participating on the court and during the other times of the year, it is our job to keep them participating in our strength and conditioning program.”

Their programs consist of strengthening, stretching and – most importantly – movement pattern analysis, while training to help prevent the re-occurrence of injuries. “We value the off-season greatly within our department,” Goforth said. “We have adopted the same mindset as our strength and conditioning staff. We look at our off-season time as an opportunity to get our athletes better as opposed to time off for our staff.” Most of the off-season activity is based on programs designed to detect movement patterns that might lead to injury or could be causing a drop in performance. “The beauty of this program is that it is a multidisciplinary tool designed to show the athletes where their deficiencies lie,” Goforth said. A vital part of student-athlete medical services is access to the Montgomery Regional Hospital’s SWVA Center for Orthopaedics and Schiffert Student Health Center. Both facilities are staffed with qualified physicians and staff, and feature a wide variety of technologies designed to increase the level of care available to athletes. If physical therapy is needed, studentathletes can be seen by physical therapists Mark Piechoski and Katie Burns in the Ferrell Training Room. Piechoski, a certified athletic trainer, physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist, plays a large role in the overall program developed to return an injured athlete back to 100 percent. In addition, staff sport psychologist Dr. Gary Bennett is available to all student-athletes for personal and performance issues. Team chiropractor, Dr. Dale Reynolds, provides Tech athletes with specialized treatment for spine-related conditions and plays a huge role in performance enhancement through various chiropractic techniques. “As certified athletic trainers, for us to have the resources of folks like Mark Piechoski, Greg Tilley and Gary Bennett is a tremendous asset,” Goforth said. “The knowledge and skill that they bring is invaluable. “Our goal is to provide the same high level of health care that professional and Olympic athletes receive,” Goforth continued. “Our usage of specialist care is modeled after the NFL system and incorporates components of the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.” Team orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Marc Siegel, Dr. Jim LeBolt and Dr. Demian Yakel bring a wealth of experience and skill to assist when athletes need orthopaedic consultation for certain types of sports-related injuries. Over the past 11 years, Tech has developed the reputation for producing top-level certified athletic trainers. Graduates are now employed in positions across the country at various levels of the profession. This year, the staff will consist of four graduate assistant athletic trainers: Colin Covelli, Jake Nass, Freddie Purnell and John Schifflett.

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE There's much more to athletic performance than weight training. Always striving to stay on the cutting edge, Virginia Tech has combined strength and conditioning with nutrition and sport psychology to the benefit of its student-athletes. At Tech, these areas are part of the student-athletes’ preparation – not just for match day, but also for life. Virginia Tech tries to provide the best services, facilities and support staff for all of its student-athletes, to help them develop both on and off the court.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING One of the most important aspects of a successful college women’s tennis program is its strength and conditioning program. Before the player takes the court, the Hokies work on getting themselves physically prepared for the rigors of the season. Thanks to the direction of Dr. Mike Gentry, assistant athletics director for athletic performance, the Virginia Tech strength and conditioning program is among the best in the nation. The tennis team trains in the Jim “Bulldog” Haren Weight Room. Located in Jamerson Athletic Center, the 5,000 square foot weight room was officially dedicated in September 1985 to Haren, a former Hokie player and long-time supporter of the Virginia Tech Athletics Department. In total, the Hokies have more than 26,000-square feet of strength and conditioning training space. Assisting Gentry in the weight room this year are full-time assistant strength and conditioning coaches Terry Mitchell, assistant director of strength and conditioning, who works primarily with the men’s tennis team, and Megan Evans, strength and conditioning coordinator for Olympic sports, who works with the women’s tennis team. The Women’s Strength Challenge, established to push athletes to even higher levels, debuted in 2007. The competition includes all women’s sports and is comprised of six events featuring each athlete’s strength, agility and overall fitness.

Martha Blakely (top) and Shannon Betts (bottom) work out in the Jim “Bulldog” Haren Weight Room under the direction of strength and conditioning coordinator for Olympic Sports Megan Evans.

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STUDENT LIFE The Virginia Tech Athletics Office of Student Life is under the direction of Reyna Gilbert, the assistant athletic director for student life, who came to Tech from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Assisting Gilbert is coordinator of student life, Danny White. The programs and services implemented by the Virginia Tech Athletics Office of Student Life are inspired by the NCAA/CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes’ Minds for Personal Success) Life Skills Program. The program was honored for its commitment to serving the good of the studentathletes by the Division I-A Athletic Director’s Association in 2006-2007 as a Program of Excellence.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. VT SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect studentathletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Two members from each sport team serve on SAAC each academic year. The leadership team during 2009-2010 is Tim Miller (wrestling), president; Sarah Ameen (women’s swimming), vice-president; and Kelly Phillips (women’s track), secretary. Highlights from the 2008-2009 year include the second annual Relay for Life dodge ball tournament, third annual Brother/Sister toy drive competition among sports teams for the Montgomery County Christmas Store, which collected over 1, 000 toys, and a canned food drive competition collecting over 4,000 lbs of food items for the local food banks. Members of SAAC also rode on stationary bikes for a total of 250 miles in two hours for Bike to Uganda to help raise awareness and funds to build and support educational infrastructure projects for vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Personal Development In October 2008, Virginia Tech student-athletes welcomed Linda Hancock to campus, director of the Wellness Resource Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hancock provided an interactive and engaging program on alcohol education and sexual responsibility using personal response systems (clickers) to record student responses to questions. Student-athletes celebrated National StudentAthlete Day with a presentation from five-time Olympic swimming medalist and motivational speaker, Josh Davis. Men’s soccer student-athlete Taylor Walsh, along with women’s soccer players Robin Chidester and Ashley Seldon, and former Hokie women’s soccer goalie Ashley Owens traveled to Hoa An, Vietnam for three weeks through Coach for College, a global initiative to promote higher education through sports. Each fall semester, all freshmen and transfer student-athletes are required to attend the Sexual Assault Facts & Education (S.A.F.E.) Workshop. This program, presented by staff members from the Office of Student Conduct, Virginia Tech Women’s Center, and Blacksburg Police focuses on sexual assault, relationship violence, violence prevention, and bystander intervention.

Career Development In an effort to better assist Virginia Tech student-athletes in reaching their career goals, the Athletics Office of Student Life has created the Career Game Plan. This program is intended to focus on a different aspect of career development each year of student-athlete’s career at Virginia Tech, essentially serving as stepping stones on their path to post graduate success. The Office of Student Life works with Becca Scott in the Virginia Tech Career Services Center to create programs designed to help student-athletes fill their career development “play book” with information that will help them achieve post-graduate success. Student-athletes are encouraged to take advantage of Go2Athelte,

The SAASS computer lab in Lane Stadium.

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an online career networking resource, as well as participate in on-campus interviewing and secure internships and co-ops during their college careers.

Academic Excellence The Virginia Tech Athletics Office of Student Life is responsible for nominating student-athletes for academic honors and awards. Athletes are nominated for on-campus, Atlantic Coast Conference and national awards. Student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA are rewarded each semester by being honored on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. The 2008 calendar year listed 342 student-athletes with this honor. Kelly Phillips (women’s track & field) and Pedro Graber (men’s tennis) received the Skelton Award for Academic Excellence in Athletics which is given to one male and one female student-athlete who demonstrate leadership, outstanding academic excellence and community involvement. The recipients of the award receive a $5,000 scholarship donated by the late Dr. Bill Skelton and his wife Peggy.

Community Outreach Virginia Tech student-athletes were involved more than ever in the local community. During the 2008 academic year, Virginia Tech student-athletes reached almost 5,500 youth through community involvement. Having volunteered hundreds of hours annually in local schools, community groups and hospitals, the student-athletes are setting a high precedent for all involved with the program. Each athletic team has a community partner with which it volunteers time and hosts at a home game to honor the partnership program. Annual community outreach initiatives include the Margaret Beeks Elementary School Hokie Night, Montgomery County Christmas Store, Winning Choices Week and Scouting Day with the Hokies. Six student-athletes were awarded the ACC Top Six for Service Award for their contribution to volunteering on campus and in the surrounding communities.

At Hokie Night Events the women’s tennis team interacts with and signs autographs for students and their families at local elementary schools.

SPORTS NUTRITION Eating healthy and choosing nutritious diets are important aspects of a Virginia Tech studentathlete’s life and that’s why in July 2002, the athletics department implemented the sports nutrition program. Amy Freel serves as the director. Freel, who is one of 16 full-time college dietitians in the country, also serves on the nutrition and performance committee with Dr. Gary Bennett. Freel works individually with student-athletes to provide them with information they need on their diet. She provides individual players with diet counseling on issues such as gaining lean muscle mass, losing body fat, and eating choices to improve performance. She also designs preseason menus, snacks and training table menus for the women’s tennis team. “It is extremely beneficial for our studentathletes to have nutrition education and counseling available to them in order for them to remain successful in their sports and outside of athletics,” Freel said. “The individualized nutrition education allows the athletes and me to get very specific on their nutritional, personal and sport-specific goals.” Also in July 2002, the Virginia Tech Athletics Department purchased the BodPod body composition system. Tech is one of a handful of college athletic departments using this type of technology. The BodPod is found in many professional training facilities, such as the NFL

and Major League Baseball. It accurately measures body composition (percent of body fat, lean muscle mass and fat mass) within five minutes through air displacement. Research has shown

that an increase in lean muscle mass will increase athletic performance. The Sports Nutrition Program has helped countless Tech athletes maximize their athletic performance.

Diana Harbourt, Virginia Tech Sports Nutrition Graduate Assistant, measures body composition in the BOD POD.

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY Virginia Tech offers another important service to all of its student-athletes – sport psychology. Dr. Gary Bennett coordinates the sport psychology department, which offers psychological and performance enhancement services for studentathletes. Bennett also works closely with the Cook Counseling Center. Bennett meets with student-athletes on an individual basis for personal counseling and to discuss the mental aspects of the game. He also works on team building, communication and performance enhancement. Dr. Gary Bennett supervises use of the Dynavision 2000.

Mike Gentry, assistant AD for athletic performance, said, “I’ve always felt that (sport psychology) was an important element. We want to be a holistic model of an athletics department, and we wanted to and needed to include sport psychology in that model.” “We try to address all the various factors that affect student-athletes’ performance on and off the field,” Bennett said. “We believe we can help athletes perform better by addressing those concerns.” The sport psychology department also offers

an injury group to afford injured athletes the opportunity to meet with other injured athletes and talk about their recovery process. Injured athletes may also meet individually with the sport psychologist. On average, Bennett conducts 30 individual sessions per week and meets weekly with teams as the need arises. One of the sport psychology resources is the Dynavision 2000, a unique conditioning and training program designed to increase focus and concentration, improve coordination and visuomotor reactions and increase peripheral awareness. Virginia Tech is privileged to be one of only a handful of schools with this cutting-edge technology. The response to the sport psychology program has been positive. The student-athletes are very receptive to the services offered by the doctors. The sport psychology office reaches out to athletes who may not have considered going to the counseling service that is offered to all students at Virginia Tech. “It is a great resource for our coaches and our athletes,” Gentry said. “We’ve improved a lot in areas of strength and conditioning, nutrition and in sport psychology. It’s all about becoming a well-rounded athletic program and helping student-athletes. We want to give them all the resources we can, to put them in a position to be successful.”

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Athletic Facilities

Lane Stadium/Worsham Field, is one of the premier college football arenas in the country. With the completion of the west side expansion, one of the toughest places in the country for opposing teams to play has become one of the nicest venues for fans to experience a game. One of the benefits of the Virginia Tech athletics complex is its centrality – all the facilities are near one another while still being on campus. Situated just across the street from Lane Stadium/Worsham Field, Tech Softball Park (left) is the home of the Hokie softball team; which was ACC champions in 2007 and 2008 and advanced to the Women’s College World Series in 2008.

Located just behind Rector Field House and adjacent to the Johnson-Miller Outdoor Track is English Field (right), home of the Hokies’ baseball team, which hosted the New York Yankees in an exhibition on March 18, 2008.

Cassell Coliseum is one of the most recognizable athletic structures on campus. Not only is it the site of games for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, but it is also used for wrestling and volleyball matches.

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Facility Managers

Set in the middle of the athletics complex, Thompson Field is the home of men's and women's soccer and lacrosse.

The Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center offers six indoor courts and six hard outdoor courts for the use of the Virginia Tech men’s and women’s tennis teams and features new scoreboards.

Casey Underwood Director of Outside Facilities

Eric Bremner Landscape/Horticulture Manager

Kent Sheets Facilities Manager; Cassell, Merryman and Jamerson

James Torgersen Facilities Manager

The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, where the Hokies’ 2007 ACC champion golf team practices and plays, was voted the fourthbest course among the “Best New Remodels” by Golf Digest in 2006.

Meets for the Virginia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams take place in War Memorial Pool, located in War Memorial Gym. A new facility in Christiansburg will be completed this year. Rector Field House boasts one of the most impressive indoor tracks in the country. With six lanes, eight dash lanes and various other areas for jumping and throwing, the facility plays host to exciting meets for Virginia Tech’s indoor track and field team. The field house also serves as the indoor practice facility for football.

The outdoor oval track at the Johnson-Miller Outdoor Track Complex has eight 42-inch lanes and is identical to the track used in Atlanta's Olympic games.

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TERRY ANN ZAWACKI-WOODS Head Virginia Tech Women’s Tennis Coach

Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods, now in her seventh year at the helm for the Hokies, became the seventh women’s tennis coach at Virginia Tech on September 8, 2003. Last year, Zawacki-Woods guided the Hokies to a 13-11 record in Tech’s fifth season in the Atlantic Coast Conference and to a No. 54 national ranking, the highest since the 1998 season. Tech has had nine nationally-ranked players in her tenure with eight players named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and two selected to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis team. In Tech’s brief ACC history, the Hokies have had four players named to the All-conference team. Tech concluded the 2008-09 season with a No. 54 national ranking after being ranked as high as No. 37 during the year, while playing in one of the strongest conferences in the nation. The Tech women’s tennis team was also the recipient of the 2007 ACC Sportsmanship Award. Zawacki-Woods currently serves on the NCAA Women’s Tennis Committee and the ITA Operations Committee. Prior to coming to Tech, Zawacki-Woods served as head coach at Charlotte for three years. In 2001, her first year at Charlotte, the 49ers received the program’s first-ever national ranking of No. 59 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. Before assuming her position at Charlotte, ZawackiWoods served as an assistant coach at Michigan for three years, helping the Wolverines to a second place finish in the Big Ten Conference in 1998 in addition to producing two Big Ten Sportswomen of the Year. As a player, Zawacki-Woods was a two-time AllAmerican at Wake Forest and was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team. She was the first tennis player at Wake Forest to be named All-ACC for four years and the first to compete in the NCAA singles tournament. As the top player for the Demon Deacons all four years, Zawacki-Woods was named the 1993 Southeast Region Rookie of the Year and the 1996 Southeast Senior of the Year. She was the first Wake Forest player to be nationally-ranked all four years, achieving a top ranking of sixth in the nation. Zawacki-Woods led the Demon Deacons to three ACC finals and three top 15 finishes nationally. Following her collegiate career, Zawacki-Woods turned professional and faced some of the top players in the world, including Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati and Chanda Rubin. A native of Union, N.J., Zawacki-Woods and her husband, Bill, live in Christiansburg. The couple has one child, Kirsten, who is two years-old.

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VIRGINIA TECH COACHING HISTORY Head Coach Years Coached Record at Tech Winning Pct. Caroline Owens 1977-78 11-2 85% Karen Frair 1978-79 15-9 63% Larsen Bowker 1979-83 35-26 57% Jeff Murray 1983-84 7-11 39% Anne Jones Thompson 1985-00 260-159 62% Lisa Hart 2000-03 45-36 56% Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods 2003- 72-80 47%

NICK MUELLER

Assistant Virginia Tech Women’s Tennis Coach

Nick Mueller is in his fourth year on the women’s tennis staff. In his four seasons, the Hokies are 39-36 and ended last season with a No. 54 national ranking, the highest for the program since 1998. Mueller came to Virginia Tech from Longwood University where he served three years (2003-2006) as both men’s and women’s assistant coach. While at Longwood, he coached six President’s List athletes (4.0 GPA) and two Dean’s List players. In his three seasons, the women’s team posted a 28-23 record. From 2002-03, Mueller served as a full-time volunteer assistant for one season at the University of Wisconsin where the Badgers were selected to the 2003 NCAA Tournament. He also coached two All-Big Ten players in

2003 as well as having three Badgers post perfect 4.0 grade point averages. The 31-year old Mueller served as a full-time instructor at the John Powless Tennis Center in Madison, Wis., where he taught all age groups. He also worked with the Junior Development Program and with under-privileged children. Mueller was the assistant women’s tennis coach at the College of William & Mary in the Spring of 2002, helping the team to a No. 11 national ranking and the Colonial Athletic Conference championship. In addition to coaching, Mueller has been a tennis camp counselor for the past 10 years, including NIKE camps at Pepperdine University, the College of William & Mary, Wayland Academy, the University of Minnesota, as well as at the North Carolina Tarheel Camp in 2005 and 2006. Mueller is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a coaching minor.

Jim Weaver Director of Athletics

Sharon McCloskey Senior Associate A.D./SWA

Tim East Associate A.D., External Affairs

Mike Gentry Assistant A.D., Athletic Performance

Reyna Gilbert Assistant A.D., Student Life

Mike Goforth Assistant A.D., Athletic Training

Lisa Rudd Assistant A.D., Financial Affairs

Dave Smith Assistant A.D., Athletics Communications

Sandy Smith Assistant A.D., Ticketing Services

Tom Gabbard Associate A.D., Internal Affairs

Chris Helms Associate A.D., Olympic Sports

Jon Jaudon Associate A.D., Administration

John Ballein Associate A.D., Football Operations

Jermaine Holmes Pam Linkous Lu Merritt Tim Parker Director of Student-Athlete Human Resources Director of Development Senior Assistant A.D., Academic Support Services Manager for Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance

Cara Walters Game Operations Manager

Jeremy Wells Assistant A.D., Marketing & Promotions

Russ Whitenack Director of the Monogram Club

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YASMIN HAMZA Jr. • 5-9 • LH • Cairo, Egypt

Zawacki-Woods on Hamza: “Yasmin has been a strong player for us for the past two years. She is a dangerous opponent that uses a lot of pace within her game.“

Ranked No. 20 in East Region entering dual match season. Fall 2009: Had seven singles and five doubles victories ... Advanced to the Flight A doubles semifinals at the Hokie Fall Invitational. 2008-09: Won 13 singles and 17 doubles matches ... Ranked No. 110 nationally entering the fall season ... Singles finalists in her flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational .. Won the doubles flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational. 2007-08: Team Co-Rookie of the Year ... Named to the 2008 All-ACC team ... Ranked No. 22 in East Region ... Had wins over three nationally ranked players ... Joined team in the spring and has a 15-8 record near the top of the lineup ... Member of the All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team. Junior Tennis: No. 1 ranked junior in Egypt ... 2007 Egyptian National Tournament singles champion ... 2006 ITF Egyptian International Tournament doubles champion and singles semifinalist ... World ranking of No. 765 by the World Tennis Association (WTA). Personal: Yasmin Hesham Hamza ... Daughter of Hesham Hamza and Rand El Baghdadi ... Born 3/11/89 in Cairo, Egypt. … Majoring in interior design.

Year 2007-08 2008-09 Fall 2009 Career

1 2-3 0-0 0-0 2-3

2 13-8 0-0 0-0 13-8

3 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0

4 0-0 6-10 0-0 6-10

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5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

3 Sets Tie-Breaker 6-3 5-3 3-3 3-3 2-3 1-4 11-9 9-10

Dual Tourn. Overall 15-11 0-0 15-11 8-10 5-5 13-15 0-0 7-8 7-8 23-21 12-13 35-34

Pct. 58% 46% 47% 51%

Dbls. 10-15 17-8 5-8 32-31

Pct. 40% 68% 39% 51%

HOLLY JOHNSON Jr. • 5-6 • RH • Tallahassee, Florida

Zawacki-Woods on Johnson: “Holly is a tough competitor that can play from anywhere in the court. She has great hands at the net and is one of our strongest doubles players on the team.”

Ranked No. 8 in doubles in the East Region with Martha Blakely entering the dual match season. Fall 2009: Saw limited action due to injury ... Was 1-1 in singles and 4-2 in doubles ... Advanced to doubles quarterfinals at the Wilson/ ITA Atlantic Regional ... Advanced to the doubles final of the Hokie Fall Invitational. 2008-09: Paired with Jessica Brouwer to earn a No. 70 national doubles ranking and No. 6 in the East Region ... Was 24-15 in doubles ... Had 15 singles wins ... Doubles quarterfinalists at the ITA East Regional with Brouwer ... Won her singles flight at the Colorado Invitational ... Flight A doubles finalist with Brouwer at the Hokie Fall Invitational. 2007-08: Team Co-Rookie of the Year ... Led the team with 26 singles victories including a 7-4 ACC singles record ... Also posted 20 doubles wins with a 6-5 ACC mark ... Advanced to the consolation singles flight final of the Cissie Leary Invitational. High School/Junior Tennis: Played for coach Kevin Record at Leon High School where she helped the team advance to the state semifinals on two occasions.  Was state class AAA division 1 singles champion her senior year. . . . Named an All-American her senior year by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation ... Was highly ranked in singles and doubles in Florida and nationally from the 12-under through the 18-under divisions ... Earned several national titles throughout her junior career, including two gold and three bronze supernational balls. Personal: Holly Vanessa Johnson ... Born 8/18/89 in Tallahassee, Fla. ... Daughter of Michael and Laura Johnson ... Majoring in communications.

Year 2007-08 2008-09 Fall 2009 Career

1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

3 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-0

4 1-0 3-1 0-0 4-1

5 4-2 2-4 0-0 6-6

6 11-5 3-5 0-0 14-10

3 Sets Tie-Breaker 4-2 7-0 3-3 3-3 0-0 0-0 7-5 10-3

Dual Tourn. Overall 17-7 9-4 26-11 9-10 6-2 15-12 0-0 1-1 1-1 26-17 16-7 42-24

Pct. 73% 56% 50% 64%

Dbls. 20-13 24-15 4-2 48-30

Pct. 61% 62% 67% 62%

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SHANNON BETTS So. • 5-6 • RH • Newnan, Georgia

Ranked No. 6 in doubles in the East region with Christin Newman entering the dual match season. Fall 2009: Had eight singles and nine doubles victories ... Advanced through doubles qualifying to the quarterfinals at the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional ... Doubles flight finalists at the Hokie Fall Invitational. 2008-09: Was 15-4 in singles competition and 12-4 in doubles ... Won her singles flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational ... Teamed with Katie Blow to win their flight at the Sergio Tacchini Invitational ... A doubles finalist with Blow at the Hokie Fall Invitational ... Had an 11-3 singles record ... Singles finalists at the Colorado Invitational. High School/Junior Tennis: Rated as a fivestar recruit by www.tennisrecruiting.net. ... Ranked No. 59 nationally among seniors ... Member of the 2007 Southern team that won the World Team Tennis Supernationals ... High School tennis All-American at Newnan High School. Personal: Shannon Elizabeth Betts ... Born 6/10/90 in Boca Raton, Fla. ... Right-handed ... Daughter of Philip and Vickie Betts ... Father was an All-American swimmer at Auburn ... Sister Jennifer plays tennis at Furman ... Helped the Newnan High School soccer team to a state title ... Majoring in general engineering.

Zawacki-Woods on Betts: “Shannon has shown a lot of improvement within the last year. She can pinpoint her groundstrokes to any spot on the court and we are looking for her to play a key role in both singles and doubles this spring.”

Year 2008-09 Fall 2009 Career

1 0-0 0-0 0-0

2 0-0 0-0 0-0

3 0-0 0-0 0-0

4 0-0 0-0 0-0

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5 1-0 0-0 1-0

6 3-1 0-0 3-1

3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall 3-1 3-2 4-1 11-3 15-4 2-0 2-2 0-0 8-7 8-7 5-1 5-4 4-1 19-10 23-11

Pct. 79% 53% 68%

Dbls. 12-4 9-7 21-11

Pct. 75% 54% 66%

MARTHA BLAKELY So. • 5-8 • RH • Reading, Pa.

Preseason 2010 singles ranking of No. 96 nationally and No. 18 in East Region ... Doubles region ranking of No. 8 with Holly Johnson. Fall 2009: Had six singles and five doubles victories ... Advanced to the doubles quarterfinals of the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional ... Flight A doubles finalist at the Hokie Fall Invitational ... One of 60 national winners of the Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar Award. 2008-09: Received the Frank Loria Award, given to only one Virginia Tech student-athlete annually who exemplifies outstanding leadership and scholarship. Named to the ACC Women’s Tennis All-Academic team ... Selected for team Rookie of the Year honor ...Tied for team lead with 25 singles victories including six in ACC dual matches ... Recorded 22-14 doubles record ... Won her flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational ... Teamed with Inga Beermann to take third-place in Flight A at the Hokie Fall Invitational. High School/Junior tennis: A five-star recruit according to www.tennisrecruiting.com ... Threetime Pennsylvania State Singles while playing for coach Sally Allen at Wyomissing Area ... Won the district singles title four times ... Berks County singles champion four times in singles and on three occasions in doubles ... Three-time Berks County Player of the Year ... Ranked No. 27 in the nation. Personal: Martha Blakely ... Born 06/28/90 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. … Daughter of Drs. Thomas D. and Pamela A.R. Blakely ... Also ran track in high school ... Sister Grace played varsity tennis at the University of South Carolina ... Majoring in chemistry, economics and mathematics. Zawacki-Woods on Blakely: “Martha is a very solid player without a lot of weaknesses in her game. She had a successful freshman season and we are looking for her to carry her experience into this season.”

Year 2008-09 Fall 2009 Career

1 0-0 0-0 0-0

2 3-0 0-0 3-0

3 11-9 0-0 11-9

4 0-0 0-0 0-0

5 0-0 0-0 0-0

6 0-0 0-0 0-0

3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall 3-6 4-7 14-9 11-4 25-13 2-3 3-2 0-0 6-7 6-7 5-9 7-9 14-9 17-11 31-20

Pct. 66% 46% 61%

Dbls. 22-14 5-8 27-22

Pct. 61% 39% 55%

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KATIE BLOW So. • 5-9 • RH • Richmond, Va.

Fall 2009: Had nine singles and four doubles victories ... Won the consolation of her flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational. 2008-09: Won 17 singles and 10 doubles matches ... Led team in the fall with a 13-2 singles record ... Won her singles flights at the Colorado and Sergio Tecchini Invitationals ... Teamed with Shannon Betts to win their flight at the Sergio Tecchini Collegiate Invitational and were finalists in Flight B at the Hokie Fall Invitational. High School/Junior Tennis: Played both No. 1 singles and doubles at Mills Godwin High School for coach Mark Seidenberg leading team to the 2007-08 State title. ... A four-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net and ranked No. 2 in Virginia ... Ranked No. 96 nationally in Girls 18’s and No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic region ... 2008 Virginia High School League (VHSL) AAA singles and doubles champion ... 2008 Richmond Times Dispatch Female Athlete of the Year ... Member of the 2007 Mid-Atlantic USTA Fed Cup team ... 2007 VHSL AAA singles finalist. Personal: Katharine Lea Blow ... Born 02/26/90 in Alexandria, Va. ... Daughter of Mike and Carol Blow ... Sister of Virginia Tech baseball player Matt Blow ... Majoring in health, nutrition, foods and exercise

Zawacki-Woods on Blow: “Katie is one of our hardest workers on the team and is always looking to improve. She plays with a tremendous amount of heart and intensity and we are looking forward to watching her game continue to improve.”

Year 2008-09 Fall 2009 Career

1 0-0 0-0 0-0

2 0-0 0-0 0-0

3 0-0 0-0 0-0

4 1-0 0-0 1-0

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5 2-0 0-0 2-0

6 1-1 0-0 1-1

3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall 2-2 5-1 4-1 13-2 17-3 2-2 2-1 0-0 9-11 9-11 4-4 7-2 4-1 22-13 26-14

Pct. 85% 45% 65%

Dbls. 10-5 4-9 14-14

Pct. 67% 31% 50%

COURTNEY RAUSCHER So. • 5-4 • RH • Evans, Ga.

Fall 2009: Saw limited action due to injury ... Posted a 6-1 doubles record and was a finalist in her doubles flight at the Hokie Fall Inivtational. 2008-09: Tied for team lead with 25 singles victories ... Team Coaches Award winner ... Named the top performer at the Princeton Invitational ... Won her singles and doubles flight at the Sergio Tecchini Invitational ... Singles finalist in her flight at both the Colorado and Hokie Fall Invitationals ... Won doubles flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational. High School/Junior Tennis: A five-star recruit by www.tennisrecruiting.net ... Was ranked No. 43 nationally among seniors and was the winner of the 2007 Dansani Mayor’s Cup. Personal: Courtney Ann Rauscher... Born 2/26/90 in Lewiston, Maine ... Right-handed ... Daughter of William and Christine Rauscher ... Father swam for the Naval Academy ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Zawacki-Woods on Rauscher: “Courtney is one of our grittiest competitors. She can hit any shot from anywhere in the court and has a great all-court game. She brings a positive attitude to every practice and is a great team player for us.”

Year 2008-09 Fall 2009 Career

1 0-0 0-0 0-0

2 0-0 0-0 0-0

3 1-0 0-0 1-0

4 1-1 0-0 1-1

5 8-6 0-0 8-6

6 4-1 0-0 4-1

3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall 5-4 5-2 14-8 11-2 25-10 1-1 3-0 0-0 3-3 3-3 6-5 8-2 14-8 14-5 28-13

Pct. 71% 50% 68%

Dbls. 8-2 6-1 14-3

Pct. 80% 86% 82%

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MEGAN CONLEY Fr. • 5-2 • RH • Knoxville, Tenn.

Fall 2009: Saw limited action due to injury ... Was 1-2 and doubles High School/Junior Tennis: Four-year letterwinner for coach Jimmy Pitkanen at The Webb School ... Member of 2005 state championship team as a freshman ... Also helped team to 2006 and 2009 state finals. Personal: Megan Conley ... Born 8/9/90 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Right-handed ... Daughter Dean and Patricia Conley ... Majoring in agricultural sciences.

Zawacki-Woods on Conley: “We are excited to have Megan a part of our team. With more match play and experience it will be exciting to watch Megan continue to improve.”

Year Fall 2009 Career

1 0-0 0-0

2 0-0 0-0

3 0-0 0-0

4 0-0 0-0

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5 0-0 0-0

6 0-0 0-0

3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-2 1-2 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-2 1-2

Pct. 33% 33%

Dbls. 1-2 1-2

Pct. 33% 33%

EMILY LAUTEN Fr. • 5-5 • RH • Atlanta, Ga.

Fall 2009: Led team with 13 singles victories ... Advanced through qualifying to the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional ... Finished third in her flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational. High School/Junior Tennis: Ranked No. 52 nationally by tennisrecruiting.com ... Ranked among top five in Georgia and top 15 in the Southern Section ... Four-time state champion for coach Roberta Manheim at Walton High School .. Led team to a 116-0 record during her career ... 2007 National Open doubles champion ... Finished fifth at the 2008 Georgia State qualifier. Personal: Emily Lauten ... Born 5/18//91 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Right-handed ... Daughter of Conrad and Terri Lauten ... Majoring in university studies.

Zawacki-Woods on Lauten: “Emily is a great student of tennis. She learns very quickly, is extremely coachable and can adjust her game in most situations. She has solid fundamentals and we are looking forward to seeing Emily compete in a team setting this spring.”

Year Fall 2009 Career

1 0-0 0-0

2 0-0 0-0

3 0-0 0-0

4 0-0 0-0

5 0-0 0-0

6 0-0 0-0

3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall 4-1 5-3 0-0 13-6 13-6 4-1 5-3 0-0 13-6 13-6

Pct. 68% 68%

Dbls. 6-10 6-10

Pct. 38% 38%

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CHRISTIN NEWMAN Fr. • 5-5 • RH • Greensboro, NC

Singles ranking of No. 7 in Atlantic Region entering dual match season ... Doubles Atlantic Region ranking of No. 6 with Shannon Betts. Fall 2009: Won 10 singles and 10 doubles matches ... Advanced to quarterfinals in singles and doubles at the Wilson/ITA Atlantic Regional ... Won her flight at the William & Mary Invitational ... Semifinalist at the Hokie Fall Invitational. High School/Junior Tennis: Four-time all-state selection for coach Bruce Lanier at Page High School ... Led team to three state titles ... State player of the year ... Received both the Southern Achievement and Southern Sportsmanship awards. Personal: Christin Newman... Born 9/11/91 in Greensboro, N.C. ... Right-handed ... Daughter of Chris and Sally Newman ... Sister Catherine plays tennis at Vanderbilt ... Sister Caroline is a member of the College of Charleston tennis team ... Majoring in general engineering.

Zawacki-Woods on Newman: “Christin has so much positive energy both on and off the court that she creates a fun environment for the team to work hard in. She can frustrate her opponents with her consistency and speed and we look for her to win a lot of matches for the Hokies.”

Year Fall 2009 Career

1 0-0 0-0

2 0-0 0-0

3 0-0 0-0

4 0-0 0-0

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5 0-0 0-0

6 0-0 0-0

3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall 2-0 2-2 0-0 10-5 10-5 2-0 2-2 0-0 10-5 10-5

Pct. 67% 67%

Dbls. 10-7 10-7

Pct. 59% 59%

2008-2009 REVIEW The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team entered the 2008-09 season with many questions including the performance of four freshmen. The newcomers adjusted quickly to collegiate competition and played an important role in helping the team to a 13-11 record and a national ranking as high as No. 38 during the season. The dual match season featured wins over nationally ranked Iowa, Marshall and Wake Forest, as the team finished No. 54 in the nation and No. 7 in the East Region. The Hokies once again demonstrated excellent performance in the classroom with eight players being named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll and two members of the team were selected to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis team. Freshmen Martha Blakely and Courtney Rauscher tied for the team lead in singles victories with 25 each. Blakely was solid at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions in the lineup and also contributed 22 doubles wins. Rauscher saw her success at the No. 5 and No. 6 slots, helping solidify the bottom half of the lineup. The other two freshmen contributors were Katie Blow and Shannon Betts, who contributed 17 and 13 singles wins, respectively. The pair also combined with various partners to produce 22 doubles victories. However, the 2008-09 year was not just about youth as three seniors ended their careers with solid seasons. Inga Beermann recorded 17 singles wins playing at the top of the lineup against some of the nation’s best and concluded

the season ranked No. 12 in the East Region. Beermann, Tech’s first-ever player to participate in the NCAA tournament singles draw, ended her outstanding career with 80 singles victories, the fourth highest total in the history of the program. Jessica Brouwer had 16 singles wins in her final season, seeing action mostly at the No. 2 position, and ended the year ranked No. 25 in the tough East Region. Brouwer teamed with sophomore Holly Johnson to win 24 doubles matches, earning the duo a No. 6 final ranking in the East Region. Tech opened the dual match season with two shutout victories at home over Elon and Longwood before heading to Waco, Texas, to participate in the ITA National Indoor Tournament. The Hokies posted a very impressive, 7-0, win in the first round against No. 50 Iowa before falling, 5-2, in the next round to No. 4 Baylor. Perhaps the most impressive win of the season came next as Tech won a tight 4-3 decision at No. 31 Ohio State. Brouwer’s come-from-behind three-set win at No. 2 was the key to victory. Returning to the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center, the team cruised to shutout wins over Liberty and Davidson. The Hokies dropped their next two contests on the road at No. 38 Virginia Commonwealth before losing a close 4-3 match at Boston College in the ACC opener. The month of March opened with Tech leveling its ACC record as the Hokies took care of Maryland, 5-2. Two more non-conference victories followed with a pair of 6-1 wins at Winthrop and Tulane. Courtney Rauscher

The toughest portion of the schedule, including nine ranked opponents in the final 11 matches, opened with a loss at No. 18 Virginia, but the Hokies rebounded with a 5-2 home win against Richmond. Tech dropped the next six matches, all against nationally-ranked ACC opponents, including three in the Top 10. The team ended the skid with three impressive home victories to close out the regular season. A tight 4-3 win over No. 71 Marshall opened the streak as Beermann, Blakely and Rauscher all won tight, three-set matches in the victory. Tech then dominated NC State, 7-0, to improve to 1210 on the year and give the team momentum heading into a key regular season finale match against No. 37 Wake Forest. As the team bid farewell to Beermann, Brouwer and Abbey Walker on Senior Day, they produced a 5-2 win over the Demon Deacons. After taking two of three matches to grab the doubles point, Wake won the No. 2 singles match to tie the contest. Blakely and Yasmin Hamza won in straight sets at No. 3 and No. 4 but Wake took the No. 1 contest to pull within 3-2. Rauscher made sure Senior Day was a success, clinching the victory in her No. 5 event. Tech faced an immediate rematch with Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Championships in Cary, N.C. However, the Demon Deacons asserted themselves early in the rematch, taking the doubles point and won three of the four completed singles matches to clinch a 4-1 win and end the Hokies season. Martha Blakely

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HOKIE TENNIS HISTORY

In 1977, the Virginia Tech Athletic Department made tennis the school’s second women’s varsity sport, one year after the women’s basketball squad first took the court as a varsity team. Carolyn Owen was named the tennis team’s first head coach after Jo Kafer, former assistant athletic director for women’s sports, helped upgrade tennis from club to varsity status. Owen served as both the women’s basketball coach and women’s tennis coach in 1977-78. Anne Thompson, who later would serve as Tech’s head coach from 1985 to 2000, and her twin sister, Lynne Jones, were the first recipients of athletic scholarships for women at Tech. Owen coached the 1977-78 squad to an 11-2 record, a second-place finish in the state and a sixthplace finish in the AIAW Regional Tournament. Owen resigned after the 1977-78 season and was replaced by engineering professor and local tennis player Karen Frair. In its second year as a varsity sport, the team was led by No. 1 player Jill Allen and No. 2 Ann Grubbs. Grubbs and Allen finished second in the state while leading the Hokies to an overall record of 8-7. Tech again finished second in the Virginia State Championships. In the 1979-80 season, Frair recruited several nationally-ranked junior players, led by Annette Tector from Stoughton, Mass., and Andrea Fink from Glen Ridge, N.J. Friar coached the team through the fall of 1979 then left to pursue other endeavors. Larsen Bowker, who retired in 1998 as the Tech men’s tennis coach, replaced Friar and led the team to an 11-8 record. Bowker coached the squad from January 1980 to May 1983. During this time, the women’s team went 35-26, won the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Championships in 1982, finished second in the state twice and earned third in the Metro Conference three consecutive years. Annette Tector won the state individual championship in 1981 and finished second in the Metro Conference in 1981 and 1983. Andrea Fink won the Metro Conference title in 1982 and joined Tector

to finish second in doubles in 1982. Bowker resigned after the spring season and was replaced by Jeff Murray. Murray coached the team for one year before Thompson took the reins. In the 16 years that Thompson coached the team, the Hokies won 260 matches and lost 159. The team finished third in the Metro six times, won the Eastern Collegiate Invitational in 1988, claimed five Atlantic 10 titles, advanced to the NCAA Championships five times, won the 1998 ECAC Team Tournament Championship and had Tech’s first nationally ranked women’s tennis players, Maria Lochiatto and Leslie Seward. Lochiatto and Seward finished 26th in doubles in 1988 and Laurie Shiflet was ranked 123rd in singles in 1989. Lisa Hart, a former player and assistant coach at the University of Nebraska, guided the Hokies to a 45-36 record in three seasons including three third-place finishes in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament. Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods became Tech’s seventh

VIRGINIA TECH’S CONFERENCE AFFILIATION Virginia Tech became a member of the prestigeous Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2004, joining the 11-member league along with the University of Miami. The conference expanded to 12 members on July 1, 2005 with the addition of Boston College. The ACC has championships in 24 sports, 13 for women and 11 for men, of which Tech conducts varsity programs in 20 ACC sports. At the conclusion of last season, 10 of the 12 ACC women’s tennis teams were ranked in the top-75 including two, national champion Georgia Tech and Miami (No. 9), ranked among the top-10 in the nation. Virginia Tech became an all-sports member of the BIG EAST Conference at the beginning of the 20002001 academic year. Tech was a charter member of the BIG EAST Football Conference which was formed in 1991. The conference affiliation marked the first time Tech had been a member of a single all-sports conference since leaving the Southern Conference to become an independent in 1965. Since then, the Hokies also were in the Metro Conference for all sports except football from 1978 to 1995 and were in the Atlantic 10 Conference for all sports except football from 1995 until 2000. In its five years as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, Tech enjoyed tremendous success. The men’s and women’s tennis teams each won the conference championship every year they were in the league and advanced to the NCAA Championships. Tech really hit the jackpot in 1998-99, winning championships in eight of the 18 conference sports in which its teams participated, and winning the Commissioner’s Cup as the A-10’s outstanding program. The Hokies’ first conference affiliation in women’s tennis began in 1980 as Tech became a member of the Metro Conference. In their 15 years in that league, the Hokies never finished lower than fourth place.

THE HOKIES’ ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS Air Force............................1-0 Alabama-Birmingham...........1-0 American ...........................4-0 Anderson College.................1-0 Appalachian State.............. 12-0 Arkansas.............................0-2 Arkansas-Little Rock.............1-1 Auburn . ............................1-2 Barry ................................1-0 Baylor ...............................1-1 Boston College.................. 10-4 Brown................................3-2 Cal State Fullerton...............1-0 Cal State Northridge.............1-0 Campbell ...........................3-1 Central Florida.....................3-0 Charlotte.......................... 14-0 Cincinnati...........................2-0 Clemson .......................... 4-10 College of Charleston............1-3 Colorado.............................0-2 Columbia............................1-0 Davidson.......................... 15-0 Dayton...............................2-0 Duke ............................... 0-13 Duquesne...........................1-0 East Carolina.......................3-0

East Tennessee State.......... 25-2 Elon...................................2-0 Emory and Henry.................5-0 Flagler ..............................0-1 Florida Atlantic....................4-1 Florida International............1-1 Florida Junior College...........1-1 Florida State.......................1-9 Fordham.............................1-0 Fresno State........................0-3 Furman . ............................6-4 Georgia..............................0-1 Georgia Southern.................1-1 Georgia State......................1-0 Georgia Tech.......................2-7 George Mason......................8-1 Georgetown........................6-2 George Washington............ 13-3 Guilford College...................4-0 Hampton............................3-0 Harvard .............................1-1 High Point..........................2-1 Hollins ..............................2-0 Houston.............................1-1 Howard .............................2-0 Iowa..................................1-1 James Madison.................. 18-8

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head coach in 2003. Zawacki-Woods, a two-time AllAmerican at Wake Forest, came to Tech following a three-year stint as head coach at Charlotte. In seven seasons, Zawacki-Woods hads led the team to a 7280 mark and a 2004 fourth-place finish in the Hokies’ final year as a member of the BIG EAST Conference. Tech has also had 26 regionally ranked players, eight All-Metro selections, 52 players named to the Metro Conference Commissioner’s List for Academic Excellence, 27 All-Atlantic 10 Conference selections, 20 All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team selections, 23 players selected to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team, four All-ACC selections and 36 players named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Despite playing tough competition, Virginia Tech women’s tennis teams continue to post winning records. The Hokies’ overall record is 445-325, for a winning percentage of 58 percent. Still considered young by other collegiate sports standards, the Virginia Tech tennis program strives to continue to grow and improve in the years to come.

Kalamazoo..........................1-0 Kentucky............................1-0 Lamar ...............................1-0 Liberty...............................2-0 Long Beach State.................2-0 Longwood . ........................7-0 Louisiana State....................0-1 Louisville............................6-1 Marquette...........................2-0 Marshall .......................... 13-5 Maryland............................5-7 Maryland-Baltimore County....1-0 Mary Baldwin......................4-0 Mary Washington.................2-0 Massachusetts.....................1-0 Memphis State.....................2-1 Miami.............................. 0-12 Minnesota...........................1-0 Mississippi..........................0-2 Middle Tennessee State.........2-0 Morehead............................1-0 North Carolina................... 0-10 North Carolina State........... 3-15 Notre Dame.........................0-6 Ohio University....................1-0 Ohio State..........................2-3 Old Dominion.................. 18-14

Oklahoma...........................0-1 Oregon...............................1-0 Ohio State..........................1-1 Peace College......................6-3 Penn State..........................3-6 Pittsburgh..........................2-0 Presbyterian College.............2-0 Princeton ..........................0-2 Providence..........................1-0 Purdue...............................1-2 Radford............................ 22-4 Randolph-Macon..................1-0 Rice...................................0-2 Richmond....................... 16-26 Roanoke College..................3-0 Rollins College.....................3-0 Rutgers..............................5-0 St. Bonaventure...................2-1 Sam Houston State...............2-0 San Jacinto State.................1-0 Santa Clara.........................2-0 Seton Hall..........................2-0 South Alabama....................0-4 South Carolina.....................0-6 South Florida......................0-8 Southern Methodist..............1-0 Southwestern Louisiana........0-1 Southwest Texas State..........0-1

Sweet Briar College..............3-0 Syracuse.............................4-2 Temple...............................3-1 Tennessee...........................0-6 Tennessee-Chattanooga.........1-3 Texas-Arlington...................1-0 Texas-San Antonio................1-0 Toledo................................1-0 Trinity University.................0-1 Troy State...........................1-0 Tulane................................3-2 UC Irvine............................1-0 UNC Greensboro...................5-0 Virginia............................ 4-25 Virginia Commonwealth....... 9-14 Wake Forest...................... 4-20 Washington and Lee.............1-0 Washington State.................1-2 West Virginia..................... 18-4 Western Carolina..................3-0 Western Michigan.................0-1 William and Mary............... 2-14 Winthrop ...........................7-1 Wisconsin...........................1-0 Wofford..............................2-0 Wyoming............................1-0 Xavier................................3-0 Yale...................................3-0

THE RECORD BOOK

National Rankings 1988 1989 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009

Maria Lochiatto/Leslie Seward.... 26 Laurie Shiflet......................... 123 Katherine Chen......................... 41 Jennifer Dinello/Kathy Dixon...... 26 Team...................................... 55 Team...................................... 40 Vanessa Pardo........................ 103 Team...................................... 34 Antonella Pozzi........................ 74 Team...................................... 55 Antonella Pozzi........................ 96 Team...................................... 63 Team...................................... 69 Kristen Stubbs........................ 118 Anat Elazari........................... 103 Inga Beermann......................... 52 Team...................................... 60 Team...................................... 60 Jessica Brouwer/Holly Johnson... 70 Team...................................... 54

Regional Rankings 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Laurie Shiflet........................... 13 Maria Lochiatto........................ 26 Team...................................... 15 Laurie Shiflet........................... 10 Molly Rush............................... 31 Sally Ballard............................. 33 Suzy Jobe................................ 36 Danelle Chambers..................... 38 Sally Ballard/Molly Rush............ 13 Team...................................... 16 Team...................................... 15 Team...................................... 13 Shannon Cubitt........................ 12 Team...................................... 15 Shannon Cubitt........................ 26 Team...................................... 13 Jen Dinello.............................. 27 Team...................................... 11 Vanessa Pardo.......................... 12 Majka Serafini.......................... 17 Team........................................5 Vanessa Pardo............................6 Majka Serafini.......................... 23 Team........................................4 Antonella Pozzi..........................6 Majka Serafini.......................... 14 Vanessa Pardo.......................... 22 Daga Mrozek/Katherine Chen...... 14 Team........................................3 Majka Serafini.......................... 14 Vanessa Pardo.......................... 22

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Team........................................5 Kristen Stubbs.......................... 23 Team........................................7 Kristen Stubbs.......................... 24 Kristen Stubbs/Antonella Pozzi.....9 Team...................................... 11 Kristen Stubbs.......................... 17 Kristen Stubbs/Felice Lam............8 Team...................................... 12 Kristen Stubbs.......................... 22 Team........................................8 Anat Elazari............................. 15 Elissa Kinard/Felice Lam..............5 Team...................................... 13 Anat Elazari............................. 18 Inga Beermann...........................5 Anat Elazari/J.J. Larson...............8 Inga Beermann......................... 15 Jessica Long............................ 25 Inga Beermann/J.J. Larson..........8 Inga Beerman.......................... 16 Yasmin Hamza.......................... 22 Jessica Long............................ 28 Jessica Brouwer/J.J. Larson.........8 Team........................................5 Inga Beermann......................... 12 Jessica Brouwer........................ 25 Jessica Brouwer/Holly Johnson.....6 Team........................................7

Career Records

Singles victories 1. Katherine Chen, 1994-98..........103 2. Daga Mrozek, 1995-99................92 3. Majka Serafini, 1995-99..............84 4. Inga Beermann, 2005-2009.........80 5. Daria Ivan, 1993-97...................79 6. Ines Khelifi, 1998-02.................78 7. Kristen Stubbs, 1999-03.............75 8. J.J. Larson, 2004-08..................70 Ashley James, 2003-07...............70 Antonella Pozzi, 1996-01............70 Doubles winning percentage 1. Majka Serafini.........................710 Becky Oatts............................710 3. Katherine Chen........................680 4. Antonella Pozzi.......................670 5. Zdenka Videnova......................667 6. Andrea Fink............................660 7. Molly Rush..............................650 Daria Ivan..............................650 9. Anne Jones.............................640 Vanessa Pardo.........................640 Leslie Seward..........................640

Finish

4th, Metro 3rd, Metro 3rd, Metro 3rd, Metro 4th, Metro 3rd, Metro 4th, Metro 3rd, Metro 3rd, Metro 3rd, Metro 3rd, Metro 3rd, Metro 4th, Metro

Season Record 1993-94 8-14 1994-95 19-4 1995-96 18-5 1996-97 21-3 1997-98 21-5 1998-99 15-11 1999-00 18-8 2000-01 12-12 2001-02 17-11 2002-03 16-13 2003-04 14-14 2004-05 7-17 2005-06 12-13 2006-07 12-12 2007-08 14-13 2008-09 13-11

1981 Annette Tector............................................ No. 1 Singles Finalist Anne Jones................................................. No. 4 Singles Finalist Annette Tector/Lori Winchester . .................. No. 2 Doubles Finalist 1982 Andrea Fink.............................................No. 1 Singles Champion 1983 Annette Tector............................................ No. 1 Singles Finalist Kim Temples............................................... No. 3 Singles Finalist Annette Tector/Kim Temples......................... No. 1 Doubles Finalist 1984 Suzanne Gutch............................................ No. 6 Singles Finalist Suzanne Gutch/Erika Rapport........................ No. 2 Doubles Finalist 1989 Danelle Chambers........................................ No. 4 Singles Finalist 1990 Leslie Seward.............................................. No. 3 Singles Finalist Sharon Gaylon............................................. No. 5 Singles Finalist 1991 Sally Ballard................................................ No. 4 Singles Finalist * No individual championships from 1985-88, or after 1991.

Atlantic 10 Conference Honors

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Vanessa Pardo.............................................. Most Valuable Player Vanessa Pardo.......................... Most Outstanding Rookie Performer Anne Jones...................................................... Coach of the Year Team.........................................................Conference Champion Vanessa Pardo, Majka Serafini, Katherine Chen.................................All Conference Team (singles) Daria Ivan/Jennifer Lampert..............All Conference Team (doubles) Sabrina Pardo........................... Most Outstanding Rookie Performer Anne Jones...................................................... Coach of the Year Vanessa Pardo, Sabrina Pardo, Katherine Chen, Antonella Pozzi, Daria Ivan, Daga Mrozek, Majka Serafini.............................................. All-Conference Team Team.........................................................Conference Champion Antonella Pozzi............................................ Most Valuable Player Antonella Pozzi, Majka Serafini, Vanessa Pardo, Daga Mrozek, Sabrina Pardo, Katherine Chen..... All-Conference Team Team.........................................................Conference Champion Majka Serafini.............................................. Most Valuable Player Gloria Guntinas, Ines Khelifi, Daga Mrozek, Vanessa Pardo, Majka Serafini......................... All-Conference Team Team.........................................................Conference Champion Ines Khelifi.................................................. Most Valuable Player Kristen Stubbs......................Co-Most Outstanding Rookie Performer Ines Khelifi, Kristen Stubbs, Michelle Martaus................................................... All-Conference Team.........................................................Conference Champion

BIG EAST Conference Honors 2004

Anat Elazari................................................ All-Tournament Team

Atlantic Coast Conference Honors

2005 2006 2007 2008

Anat Elazari................................................. All-Conference Team Inga Beermann............................................. All-Conference Team Inga Beermann............................................. All-Conference Team Yasmin Hamza.............................................. All-Conference Team

Frank Loria Award

ALL-TIME RESULTS Season Record 1977-78 11-2 1978-79 8-7 1979-80 11-8 1980-81 10-5 1981-82 10-9 1982-83 11-6 1983-84 7-11 1984-85 18-16 1985-86 19-14 1986-87 17-13 1987-88 16-15 1988-89 14-12 1989-90 11-14 1990-91 18-6 1991-92 14-10 1992-93 13-9

Metro Conference Individual Championships and Finalists

Finish 4th, Metro 3rd, Metro 1st, A-10 1st, A-10 1st, A-10 1st, A-10 1st, A-10 3rd, BIG EAST 3rd, BIG EAST 3rd, BIG EAST 4th, BIG EAST 11th, ACC 11th, ACC 10th, ACC 10th, ACC T8th, ACC

Three Hokie women’s tennis players have won the prestigious Frank Loria Award, given to only one Virginia Tech student-athlete annually who exemplifies outstanding leadership and scholarship. Danelle Chambers, in 1989, Molly Rush, in 1991, and Martha Blakely, in 2009, were awarded this tremendous honor.

Cissie Leary Award Kristen Stubbs was the recipient of the 2002 Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship, given to only seven players in the nation annually. Stubbs also was selected in 2003 to represent Virginia Tech at the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference which is designed for student-athletes to discuss key issues affecting them on campus and in their

communities. J.J. Larson became the second Tech player to receive the honor in 2007.

ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportmanship Kristen Stubbs was selected as the recipient of the 2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportmanship. The award is given to honor a junior or senior who displays sportsmanship and leadership, both on and off the court, as well as achieving academic excellence in the classroom. Stubbs traveled to New York City to receive the award at the 2003 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team Outing & Awards Luncheon held at the historic West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

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BURROWS-BURLESON

Tech Campus is Home to a First-Class Tennis Facility

The Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center is one of many first-class facilities at Virginia Tech. The Hokies have an athletic complex that is among the best in the nation and an administration that is dedicated to seeing the facilities continue to improve. The tennis center, located just up the hill from Lane Stadium, offers 12 outdoor courts with bleacher seating, six indoor courts with a mezzanine viewing area including chair back bleachers which were added in 2008, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a team room and a social area. The Hokies’ locker room in the facility was upgraded and remodeled in the spring of 2004. Six additional outdoor courts were completed in Summer, 2009. The tennis center is one of the few in the nation featuring digital video cameras on each indoor court. The system, created by XOS Technologies, records competition and team practices simultaneously on all six courts. The cameras are mounted at the back of each court in the center and are connected to a DVD recorder located in the tennis coach’s office. The Virginia Tech system is one of the first all-digital systems in the nation. The system is also used by members of the tennis center and other local patrons for stroke analysis. In 2007, two large scoreboards were added indoors which allow spectators to follow the action on all six courts. The scoreboards are a product of Santech, Inc., the supplier of scoreboards at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. The approximated $40,000 expense was paid in part by a generous donation from Kent James and family. The tennis center, which opened in 1992, was made possible by gifts from Dave and Betty Burrows of Roanoke; their son Jack Burrows and his wife Lee, of Roanoke; and their daughter Beverly and her husband, Bobby Burleson, of Tallahassee, Fla. Jack Burrows and Bobby Burleson were teammates on Tech’s tennis team in the late 60’s. Burrows was an NCAA participant and is a member of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

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GREIG DENNY Director of Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center

Greig Denny is in his second year as director of the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center at Virginia Tech. When the varsity teams are not using the facility, the tennis center is operated as a self-sustaining club with over 275 members. Denny comes to Virginia Tech from nearby Radford University, where he had over 24 years of experience in NCAA Division I athletics, the last 12 years as Director of Athletics. While at Radford, he served terms on the NCAA Division I Strategic Planning Cabinet, the NCAA Division I Championship/Competition Cabinet and the NCAA Division I Management Council. Denny earned his bachelor’s degree at SUNY Cortland in 1979 and a master’s from Virginia Tech in 1983. He and his wife, Ellen, have three children; Madalyn, Alexis and William.

HOME OF THE HOKIES From the stunning scenery and a classic college town, to the excitement of big-time collegiate athletics, Virginia Tech and its surroundings have much to offer.

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